is specified as ``ignore'' the entry is ignored. This is useful to show
disk partitions which are currently unused.
The fourth field, ( fs_mntops ), describes the mount options associated with the filesystem.
It is formatted as a comma separated list of options. It contains at least the type of mount plus any additional options appropriate to the filesystem type. For documentation on the available options for non-nfs file systems, see mount (8). For documentation on all nfs-specific options have a look at nfs (5).
The fifth field, ( fs_freq ), is used for these filesystems by the dump (8) command to determine which filesystems need to be dumped. If the fifth field is not present, a value of zero is returned and dump will assume that the filesystem does not need to be dumped.
The sixth field, ( fs_passno ), is used by the fsck (8) program to determine the order in which filesystem checks are done at reboot time. The root filesystem should be specified with a fs_passno of 1, and other filesystems should have a fs_passno of 2. Filesystems within a drive will be checked sequentially, but filesystems on different drives will be checked at the same time to utilize parallelism available in the hardware. If the sixth field is not present or zero, a value of zero is returned and fsck will assume that the filesystem does not need to be checked.
The proper way to read records from fstab is to use the routines getmntent (3).